Fine Arts News

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  • Kantorei Annual Recital

    Wednesday, April 4, 7:00 p.m., Stasney Hall

    Kantorei will give their annual concert on Wednesday, April 4, at 7:00 p.m. in Stasney Hall. The first half of the program will be a series of solo performances by individual Kantorei members with accompanist, Donald Doucet, designed to showcase the talented solo voices that make up the choir.

    Kantorei as a whole will perform the second half of the concert using music from their repertoire for this school year, which also serves as the program content for their concert tour of Scandinavia this June. The literature will include music by Ola Gjeilo, Edward Grieg, André van der Merwe, Gustaf Nordqvist, Stephen Paulus, and Jan Sandström, as well as African-American Spirituals and American folk and gospel music. Admission is free.
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  • Middle School Play: Haunted Hamlet

    Thursday, April 5, 7:00 p.m., and Friday, April 6, 4:30 p.m., Lowe Theater

    St. John’s Middle School proudly presents Haunted Hamlet, a topsy-turvy twist on traditional Shakespeare, written by Steve Cross. What happens when a bad writer combines Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet and throws in a pinch of Taming of the Shrew for seasoning? Chaos and comedy. An unpublished romance writer who claims to be a descendant of the “Bard,” writes her own tragedy because Will’s plays are nothing but “old-fashioned soap operas.” She also decides to act in her own masterpiece. The only resemblance her play has to a Shakespearean tragedy is that everyone dies in the end—except for her, of course.

    The production features a dual cast of 24 Class 7 and Class 8 students. The Black Cast performance on Thursday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m. includes Ananya Agrawal, Aspen Collins, Olivia Doan, Lindsay Frankfort, Lucy Haire, Molly Hennessy, Matthew Lee, Maggie Miller, Grace Rustay, and Ava Steely. The Red Cast performance on Friday, April 6, at 4:30 p.m. includes Pete Curtis, Drew Adams, Noelle Alexander, Jessie Beck, Remi Clonts, Addie Fairbanks, Zoe Hirshfeld, Maggie Miller, Rex Price, and Kate Willey. The Chorus, comprised of Georgia Fairbanks, Cinco Grobmyer, Rahul Lal, Evie Vu, and Julia Wykoff will appear in both performances.

    Alex Arizpe directs and is assisted by Teresa Fogler, costumes, BJ Garmon, technical director, Aaron Garrett, lighting design, Shawn St. John, sound and Abigail Poag, sound assistant. Student Assistant Stage Managers Benjamin He, Reygan Jones, and Ashley Kim will be joined by a technical crew from Johnnycake.

    Tickets are $13 and may be purchased online starting Wednesday, March 28th at 9:00 a.m. Seating is reserved. Click here to purchase tickets online. Tickets may also be purchased at the door one hour before each performance.
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  • Spring Orchestra Concert

    Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 p.m., Lowe Theater

    The SJS Spring Orchestra Concert will feature the MS Beginning Strings, MS Sinfonietta, MS Camerata, US Philharmonia, US Chamber Strings, and US Combined Strings. Music to be performed includes pieces by Fred J. Allen, Arcangelo Corelli, Gerald Finzi, Gustav Holst, Carold Nunez, Michael Sweeney, and several other works. This year our finale will be "Overture to William Tell" by Rossini, arranged by Sandra Dackow, and will feature all of the orchestra students playing together.

    It promises to be an enjoyable evening of string music. Admission is free.
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